The international security conference Globsec Bratislava Forum 2023 (Globsec 2023) opens on Monday in Bratislava. The main topics of discussion will be the conflict in Ukraine and its impact on the situation in Europe, as well as the prospects for the development of a global dialogue.
“The discussion at the Globsec conference, which will be held for the 18th time in Bratislava from May 29 to 31, will be dominated by the war in Ukraine and its consequences for Europe, as well as [развитие] global dialogue. main motive [форума станет стремление] overcome global instability. It will be attended by 1,300 guests from 63 countries. More than 160 speakers will speak, – the president of the annual meeting in Bratislava told reporters earlier Robert Waas.
Among the speakers announced at the forum are, in particular, the President of France Emmanuel MacronPresident of Serbia Alexander Vucichead of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Speaker of the European Parliament Robert Metsola. A delegation of Ukrainian authorities will arrive in Bratislava. Slovakia will be represented at the conference by the President Zuzana Chaputova and members of the Government of the Republic.
“We welcome [на конференции] ten prime ministers and presidents, 20 ministers of foreign affairs and defense, as well as ministers for digital transformation, heads of international organizations and other VIP guests”, Vaas said.
Bratislava notes that preparations for the conference took place in a difficult period of negative impact on the world community, primarily on Europe, the conflict in Ukraine and the energy crisis. These factors have a serious impact on the deterioration of the security situation.
In Slovakia, in connection with the upcoming conference and the participation in it of a large number of government officials, increased security measures have been taken. Last Wednesday, the republic, in particular, temporarily restored border control with the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria and Poland, as well as at international airports. The restrictions will last until June 8th. According to the current rules of the Schengen area, which includes Slovakia, the participating countries can establish border controls on the internal borders of the Schengen states for up to six months.
Globsec is one of the most important international security conferences taking place in Europe. The organizers emphasize that its main goal is to strengthen interstate cooperation and assist the world community in finding effective responses to global challenges in politics, economics and security. The venue for the forum was Bratislava.